With all the allergies and rashes happening in our household, we have been looking at getting into more natural products. We have tried goats milk soap before, so we know that it doesn’t cause any allergenic reactions to anyone. I purchased some goats milk soap base to make these Homemake Honey Oatmeal Soaps.
These soaps are easy and simple to make, only taking a few minutes to get them all ready before waiting for them to set.
They also only take a few simple ingredients as well.
Soap Colourants – This is optional and I didn’t use any, though if you wanted to you could add a little colour.
Honey – I prefer to use raw honey
Oats – I purchased quick oats for this craft
For those in Australia, I purchase my soap supplies from Aussie Soap Supplies in Western Australia.
You will also need a glass, microwavable jug, a spoon and a knife. I have purchased separate utensils just for soap making, as I didn’t want to use the ones I use for cooking our meals.
I made 2 soaps with this recipe, though if you wish to make more, you will need to adjust the quantity of the ingredients.
Honey Oatmeal Soap
- 200 g goats milk soap base
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP oats, ground up slightly in a blender or coffee grinder
- 1/2 tsp oats, unground
- Cut up the goat milk soap into small chunks, about 2 cm x 2cm and place in a glass microwavable jug.
- Microwave in 20 second increments, stirring well after each 20 seconds. Mine took around a minute to be fully melted. Don't overheat as it will cause the soap base to start bubbling up.
- One all the lumps are melted, add the honey and the ground oats.
- Mix well.
- If you are using the colorants, now is the time to add them. You could add a couple of drops of yellow and a drop of red to give your soap a pale, golden yellow colour.
- Place your soap molds on a flat even surface where they can stay, untouched for the next few hours.
- Sprinkle the unground oats into the bottom of your soap mold.
- Pour your soap into the mold.
- I let my soap sit for around 12 hours, allowing it to harden up before popping it out of the mold.
- With a silicon mold, the soap should pop out easily, once set.
We love using this soap, it is so nourishing and smells lovely.
And we have had no allergic reactions to this one!
Just a note: If your soap has bubbles form on the top after you pour your soap base into your molds, you can spray the tops of the soap with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) as this will help break them up and give you a smooth surface.